Hazards and Warnings
26-Feb-2023 - A caver has reported dislodging a helmet-sized rock from the wall of the North West route while descending approximately level with The Bridge. This has fallen down the pitch. There is no reason to suspect any further issues or consequences of this, however, visitors over the coming months in particular should be extra observant in case this has loosened any more rocks on the wall. As always, stay well clear of the bottom of Alum Pot while waiting to ascend or for others to descend.
Warning 1 year ago
Ash Dieback has badly affected some of the trees overhanging Alum Pot, leaving them in a critical condition (i.e. dead). They are likely to shed branches and potentially even be uprooted. Care should be taken descending particularly in times of gusty winds, and of course do not use them for rigging.
Call at house
A courtesy call at the farm / house of the land owner is required.
The caves of Alum Pot area (including Alum Pot, Long Churn, Diccan Pot, Borrins Moor Cave and others nearby) are either on, or often approached via private land and a small fee (one pound per person) is payable at Selside Farm. There is a collection box positioned by the front door; please put your correct fee into the box. You do not need to disturb the residents. Park responsibly on the green lane on the north side of Selside leading to the caves.
As of September 2022, access to Alum Pot is via a new stone stile on the north west side of the enclosure (around the back as you approach from Alum Pot Lane at Selside); the old stile by the track at the south east side has been removed. Please do not try to cross anywhere other than the new stile as this is both dangerous and may damage the walling.
This cave NOT is on access land. Click here for more information.
Rigging Topos and Descriptions
Rigging topoUpdated: 15 Jan 2023
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A description of routes down Long Churn Caves, Alum Pot (via Dollytubs, South-East or North-West routes) and Diccan Pot to accompany the rigging topo.
Alum Pot is equipped with resin bonded anchors installed as part of the the BCA Anchor Scheme.
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Please note that locations are correct to the best of our knowledge however are often taken from old books so they may not be absolutely accurate and are shown simply as a guide.